Conditions were milder on Saturday and the forecast remained relatively benign for next week.
"The longer-term forecast or the outlook, rather than the forecast, is warmer and drier, so we know we still have a long way to go", said Andrew Crisp, Victoria emergency management officer, at a press conference.
"This fire took a major run about seven or eight days ago, and with the weather changing now, the weather settling down, the fire has settled down", said Dale McLean, a firefighter in New South Wales.
Across New South Wales, almost 140 fires were still burning by Saturday afternoon, 59 of them not contained, but none at emergency level.
"We have milder conditions in Victoria fortunately at the moment but these fires are continuing to misbehave and during the night when the conditions should be at their best they are still spotting out over lines and causing firefighters out there significant grief".
Since October, 27 people have been killed and thousands have been repeatedly evacuated as huge and unpredictable fires seared more than 10.3 million hectares of land, approximately the size of South Korea.
"There has been a deep scar in the landscape that has been left right across our country", Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday.
Thousands of protesters rallied late on Friday in Sydney and Melbourne, calling for Mr Morrison to be fired and for Australia to take tougher action on global warming.
The protesters held placards saying "We deserve more than your negligence", "This is ecosystem collapse" and "We can not breathe", referring to the wild fire smoke that has engulfed both cities.
Australia is the world's biggest exporter of coal and liquid natural gas, with Australians also among the worst greenhouse gas emitters per capita. Australians are also among the weakest emitters of greenhouse gas per capita. Scott Morrison has been subjected to public opposition during visits to fire-hit areas in the states of New South Wales and Victoria over the past few weeks.
Burragate was swamped by smoke for several hours Friday and was directly on the fire track. "They certainly have the ability to fly away from fires, and this is surely the case in Australia, too".
In the end, the winds died down and so did the fire. But crews worry the flames will flare up again during a fire season that could continue for months.
State officials said only a minority of the fires were deliberately started.
The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, said that 90 firefighters including on-the-ground hand crews left in recent days to fight fires that have scorched an area twice the size of the US state of Maryland.
This weekend, Sydney will host a star-studded charity gig to benefit fire services, the Red Cross and animal welfare organisations.